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Outdoor opportunities to enjoy the arts of every kind- from sculpture & painting to concerts & festivals, Howard County, Maryland has it all!

Welcome the warmer months & enjoy the arts al fresco! The term ‘al fresco’ is defined as outdoors, in the open air… exactly where you’ll want to be this summer! Enjoy outdoor sculpture, attend art festivals and relax under the stars at local concerts. Whatever your preference, you can see it al fresco in Howard County. Don’t miss the Paint It! Ellicott City Plein Air painting festival & competition this July!

Sizzling Summer Fun in #HoCoMD

Terrapin Adventures by KENNETH LOSURDO JR

Summer brings outdoor adventure, visual and performing arts, farm-to-table celebrations and so much more! Howard County, MD is the perfect place for all of your Summer adventures!

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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